Sunday, May 30, 2010

Solar Baked Potatoes to the Rescue!

 For a brief moment I thought I was going to get a day off from solar cooking; a Facebook friend's status update this morning said something about clouds - and yes, I checked Facebook before looking out the window - but turns out he was in Seattle for the weekend, so no such luck. Uncharacteristically for me, I had no idea what I wanted for dinner and found no inspiration among the contents of my fridge and pantry. I spent most of the morning lying on the couch consulting cookbooks, but the spark just wasn't there. When 1 o'clock rolled in it was time to resort to the Solar Oven Chef's solar cooking project of last resort - baked potatoes, the one thing you can always build a meal around later.

4 comments:

  1. A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do...but, such a perfect plan...and, quite frankly, I can make a meal out of a baked potato -- so, kudos to you for remembering your fallback action! Have a great day...come visit when you can...

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  2. Last resort? Solar baked potatoes are often my first choice! Once baked (or steamed whole in their skins), they can be eaten plain or with toppings, mashed, made into potato salad (my fave for hot weather), cut up and added to sauteed onions with some homemade BBQ sauce, cut up and seasoned for enchilada filling, and on and on.

    Please don't disparage the lowly baked potato. It is a marvelous food. :)

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  3. On my quest to figure out what to cook in my sun oven I came across this site. I must say it is GREAT! I am very new to solar cooking and have only cooked one meal. Can you tell me how long you had to leave your potatoes in the sun oven for?

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  4. wowww.....Great informative blog.............. solar pv

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